In the mid-1980s, Susan Lammers wrote a book entitled Programmers At Work. It contained interviews of 19 important players "who spurred the PC revolution through their creation of key software programs and companies." Lammers is offering the original interviews on a blog, along with updated biographical information.
The chemistry landing page has been updated. Please see http://library.albany.edu/subject/chemistry_main.html. It provides access to some of the most important resources and Web pages for chemistry.
The computer science landing page has been updated. Please see http://library.albany.edu/subject/computer_main.html. It provides access to some of the most important resources and Web pages for computer science.
Hosted by Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library at Stanford University, the Beilstein Dictionary is a German-English, English-German chemistry dictionary. It contains "about 2,100 entries, including most German words occurring in the Beilstein Handbook, as well as common abbreviations."
From the American Chemical Society (ACS), Bytesize Science is a series of podcasts created to be both educational and entertaining. Bytesize Science translates research from ACS peer-reviewed journals, along with content from the ACS newsmagazine, Chemical & Engineering News, into short podcasts about science, health, medicine, energy, food, and other scientific topics.
"Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences has reportedly voted for a policy that allows the university to make their scholarly articles available online for free. Under the proposal, Harvard would deposit finished papers in an open access repository run by the library that would instantly make them available on the Internet. The copyrights of the articles will be held under Harvard's license. However, faculty members can request a waiver of the licence for particular articles."
In honor of Black History Month, the staff of the Science Library have created 3 displays: on the bulletin board adjacent to the circulation desk is a display on African American scientists and engineers, in the exhibit case outside the current periodical reading room are several books about African American scientists and engineer, and there are a few books about African American scientists and engineers displayed on the low shelving in the reference area. The next time you are in the Science Library, please take a look.
Access is now be provided to the third edition of the Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics via Credo Reference. The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics defines over 3,200 terms, supported by dozens of explanatory diagrams; gives extensive entries on such topics as chaos, fractals, and graph theory; and includes biographies of over 200 key figures in mathematics.
International Field Guides contains a searchable database to field guides for plants, animals, and other objects in North America and around the world. It may also be browsed by by type of organism and region covered. This site was created by Diane Schmidt, Biology Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Filezed contains detailed information about file extensions. This resource provides information about which program can execute the files used by any computer software and operating system (MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/ME/2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Unix, Linux, MAC OS, etc.), what the file contents are, and other technical details
February 12, 2008 is the 199th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth! The Science Library will be honoring Sir Charles with birthday cake. Stop by the Science Library atrium between 12 noon and 2 pm, and celebrate with us with a piece of cake. And, don't forget to sign the card!
The First (1949) through Sixth (1972) Proceedings of the Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability are now available on Project Euclid on an open access basis. The Proceedings can be searched or browsed.